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Show Pics: Matt Smith is Almeida's American Psycho

Check out production images from the hotly anticipated musical adaptation of American Psycho, which premieres at the Almeida Theatre tonight (12 December 2013)

By • London

After the excitement of the Doctor Who 50th birthday celebrations, Matt Smith has returned to the stage to lead a new musical version of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho.

Billed as "a bloody satire", American Psycho tells the story of Wall Street trader and self-possessed serial killer Patrick Bateman (Smith), who is living the high life in 1980s Manhanttan - buying the most expensive designer clothes, eating at the most exclusive restaurants, partying at the hottest clubs… and indulging in much darker transgressions privately.

The musical has with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik.

The production is directed by Rupert Goold, designed by Es Devlin, with lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti, musical direction by David Shrubsole and choreography by Lynne Page.

American Psycho is booking at the Almeida until 1 February 2014, ahead of a speculated West End transfer.

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Tags: Rupert GooldHeadlongShow PicsAlmeidaAmerican PsychoMatt SmithDuncan Sheik


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